Portion Distortion: Bacon

Bacon! Everybody loves bacon! A staple for breakfast in the USA, but is it healthy and are you consuming the proper portion size? I chose a popular bacon brand. I won’t share the name, but it is a common brand, non organic, and not low sodium or low fat. Before I talk about the portion […]

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What Is A Virus, and What Happens if You Get Covid?

I have decided that each week I will be posting about updates, and info about this Coronavirus, or Covid 19. If you are out of work and you can work from home, check out Coursera’s free contact tracing course. Once you get the certificate you can apply for contact tracing jobs. As someone with CKD, […]

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New Support Group for Chronic Illness Live on Health Buddy Melissa Facebook Page

This weekend I will be announcing a Walking Challenge for the year 2020.  I am very excited about this, and I hope others will join in.  Next Friday, for Foodie Friday I will be writing about CKD and Diabetic food dishes for a Thanksgiving meal that will be healthier options.   I will also be announcing […]

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Small-Group Live Sessions

I had to cancel my Better Sleep group sessions, due to Hurricane Dorian.  I had only a few people interested and no sign-ups, so it was not a huge deal.  I decided to change it to a general Chronic Illness support group live chat sessions.  Anyone with a chronic illness, or takes care of someone […]

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Hurricane Prep: Drinks for Kidney Disease

Good morning!  Before I start I want to share some exciting things that I will be doing in the very near future.  The American Kidney Fund offers a Kidney Health Coach program that I will be taking, and will begin teaching about Kidney Disease and preventing it.  Also, Leslie Sansone, my favorite walking coach, offers […]

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Exercise to Reduce Cardiac Risk

It is love your heart month, and heart health awareness.  Today, we will discuss exercise, and how it can reduce your risk for Cardiac disease, but also as it relates to people with CKD.  Remember, everyone is different, and for some people exercise may not reduce the risk.  Always ask your doctor before beginning an […]

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Having A Superbowl Get Together with CKD

OK, lets admit it, it stinks having a chronic illness, but it stinks even more when there are parties or holidays to celebrate.  To throw another wrench in it, I am trying very hard to lose 5% of my weight.  That is not a whole lot, but the doctor swears I need to.  I exercise […]

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Be Active!

Have you ever had your doctor, or other health care worker, ask you if you are active?  The answer is most likely yes.  But, what exactly does active mean?  Most of us will say yeah I am active, I walk a lot, or play with my kids.  But, that is probably not what they mean […]

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My Top 5 Tips For Staying Stress Free During the Holidays

LOL!  Who doesn’t love Grumpy Cat?  5 days until Christmas, and the seasonal stress is on the rise.  The holidays can be especially stressful for people with chronic diseases, like me.  I have CKD, and while I do not have high blood pressure, stress of course can make my blood pressure rise.  That can effect […]

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